What is DAV?
DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. To learn more about our organization and the services we provide visit www.dav.org.
Who is eligible to attend the career fairs?
The career fairs are for veterans, transitioning military service members and their spouses.
Where are the career fairs?
The career fairs are held nationwide. Click here for a full listing of events.
What is the attire?
If on active duty, wearing your uniform is appropriate. Otherwise, to project the image you want to be seen, you should wear business attire, preferably a suit or dress slacks and dress shirt.
Will the employers be hiring veterans?
The employers are looking to specifically hire veterans. Many of them will conduct one on one interviews, and in some cases offers may also be extended at the event.
Do you offer assistance with resume writing?
We have links to sample templates posted on our website. In addition, Recruit Military has services available to assist with resume writing.
How can I learn more about the exhibitors?
A list of exhibitors for the RecruitMilitary events is available at https://events.recruitmilitary.com/. A list of exhibitors for the Veteran Recruiting events is available at http://veteranrecruiting.com/. In addition, you can use Linkedin and company websites to learn more about the companies and their employment opportunities.
Why should I participate in the career fairs?
The careers fairs are an excellent opportunity to interact with potential employers and make contacts that can lead to career opportunities.
What can I expect at the career fairs?
DAV is proud to sponsor these events and bring high quality employers and veterans together on employment opportunities. DAV will have representatives available at the events to assist with benefit inquiries. Additionally, veterans are encouraged to contact their local NSO for assistance with benefits via the following link: https://www.dav.org/veterans/find-your-local-office/.
Is DAV hiring?
If you are interested in a career with DAV, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to register for the career fairs?
Is there a fee for participating in the career fairs?
There are no fees for veterans to participate in the career fairs.
Can I send you my resume to share with employers?
Any tips for first time career fair attendees?
Be sure that your resume is up to date, error free and bring plenty of copies with you. Be prepared with a 30 second elevator pitch to sell yourself to potential employers. Visit as many booths as possible to learn about employment opportunities, and do not rule any company/organization out based on the type of business they have. A coffee shop or restaurant not only hires servers, but has Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Management and other positions.
Additional tips can be found here: 7 Tips for Military Veterans to Get a Job Through a Career Fair
What should I do after attending a career fair?
You should send thank you emails or notes to any recruiters you spoke to at the event. This is an opportunity for you to reiterate your interest in opportunities at their company.